251 Tasting Notes
I did wait a bit before I gave this one a try. It’s just as good as everyone claims it is, and you can resteep it at least 3 times without losing anything. If you like oolong, this is something you should try! I don’t think it will become a staple because I’m such a huge fan of flavored teas, but this is really, really good.
I had this last night to celebrate finishing off some grading. (And I still was able to go to sleep, so that either tells you something about how tired I am, how little caffeine this tea has, or a combination of those two.) This tea has a very strong jasmine flavor. It is a pearl tea, so it’s fun to watch in a glass mug. After it unfurls, you’ll see the tea buds. It brews up to a light yellow liquid. (Yeah, that’s what it reminds me of, too.) It’s wonderful hot and the flavor transforms some as it cools. I really enjoy this one. It’s fun to brew, fun to drink. Not something that I reach for everyday, but definitely good.
I just opened this today. I’m having it hot with a touch of sweetener. It’s really good. No bitterness, but a nice green taste with a touch of grapefruit. I can’t decide if I like this one or the Yuzu Green better. They are both delicious and definitely taste different from each other.
This is a good candidate for cold brewing, and this weekend when it is supposed to warm up some again, I’ll be giving that a try.
I’m trying to play catch up today. I finished off my tin of this making a cold brewed iced tea. It’s quite good cold brewed, no trace of bitterness and just a hint of orange. I’m definitely going to buy some more of this tea, I think I miss it already! I brewed it overnight in the fridge.
This is an interesting tea. When I requested my sample, I thought it would have bergamot added to it, but after I did some reading, I realized that this tea has a citrusy flavor and aroma on its own. It doesn’t have that kind of Earl Grey slap in the face bergamot that I love so much, so don’t compare it to an Earl Grey. It has a citrusy aroma and a green refreshing taste. It’s a grassy kind of flavor. It reminds me of picking citrus on an unseasonably warm day in February. You’re not eating the fruit, but you know it’s there.
I’m having a little trouble explaining this tea, but I’m enjoying my sample a lot.